I've just started as an NQT in a Reception class. I'm Early Years trained and used to being withn a Reception class setting. However!....my class of children are a very chatty group (made worse by the windy weather!) (also made worse by the transition with me as the new teacher and a handful of new intakes). Just wanted some ideas in terms of little time fillers for the carpet, i.e. when we are tidying up and waiting for everybody to sit on the carpet. Also some tricks to pull out of the bag when they just won't shut up!! I feel as if i'm constantly on at them to listen and my usual strategies just haven't been working (i.e. starting actions for them to copy, singing songs, clapping hands to copy, etc) Just feel as if i'm increasingly having to raise my voice to get hush because they will just chat over my singing, clapping, etc. I am very calm in my approach and don't want to get in to this routine. Would love some inspiration!